Lay beneath the stars and escape the city at these local campsites
By Katrina Turchin | July 27, 2022
Would you camp with chickens outside your tent? How about goats? Plan a uniquely Alberta staycation where you can camp on private land with animals like cows, alpacas and llamas.
Sleep under the stars with furry friends at these campsites this summer, which are available to book through Hipcamp, an online platform that gives Canadians the chance to book outdoor stays on private land, including tent camping, glamping, yurts, RVs and cabins.
Forty-acres could be all yours for a night or two at Hobby Farm, located near Wabamun Lake Provincial Park. The farm is within walking distance of the lake, and offers a variety of activities for guests including biking, boating, fishing, hiking and off-roading. The farm offers eight tent sites, and up to 20 guests can stay at each campsite, so it’s perfect for your next family reunion or friends’ trip. Don’t forget to stop by the pigpen!
Escape the city at RedRock Farm, where you can tent or RV in the farmyard near goats, sheep, and chickens. The owners even offer to show you how to collect freshly laid chicken eggs, birdwatch and tend to a garden.
If tenting isn’t your style then the Tiny Home Cabin near Pigeon Lake Provincial Park might be. The cabin is situated on 75 acres of forested land and is just 10 minutes away from Battle Lake where you can swim, paddle board, kayak, canoe and fish. The one-room cabin sleeps five guests and is the ultimate secluded getaway.
Make it a goal to escape the city at least once this summer, and find rest and relaxation on the peaceful Albertan prairies. Who knows, you might even find that you prefer the quiet life.